A new website launched at ESE this year by Maria Damanaki, the European commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, looks set to improve market transparency for fisheries and aquaculture products.
The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture (EUMOFA) is a market intelligence tool that provides access to information on the sale and marketing of seafood, enabling users to analyze and determine the price at each stage of the supply chain.
The website is currently undergoing final amendments before going live, but a temporary website hosts a wide range of data on the first sale price at auction, on wholesale and retail prices, and on imports. Provided by FAO Globefish, DG MARE, EUROSTAT and DG TAXUD, as well as member states and private organizations, the data covers around 90 percent of EU catches and also includes information on aquaculture products. A spokesperson for EUMOFA told SeafoodSource that everything should be in full working order by the end of the month…
Article Source: : SC Fishing